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Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012 9:37 am | Updated: 5:54 pm, Fri Jan 4, 2013.

MANATEE COUNTY - Detectives are still looking for two people wanted for murder after a stabbing that began with an argument.

It happened just before 6 am Saturday in the 900 block of 61st Avenue Circle East.

Manatee County deputies came to find 49-year-old Juan Santiago Reyes-Tapia unconscious on the ground, with a stab wound in the chest. Rescuers could not save him.

Deputies believe a man and woman confronted Reyes-Tapia as he got ready to leave for work, and the man stabbed him during the argument.

The suspects are described as a chubby Hispanic male with short hair, who was wearing Converse sneakers, and a thin Hispanic female with long black hair and a tattoo on her neck.

If you know who they are, deputies ask you to call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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